Bizarre in the Boro: Murfreesboro woman reported house broken into, underwear stolen

Jan 20, 2018 at 10:00 am by Michelle Willard


On Jan. 16, a Murfreesboro woman reported someone had broken into her house to steal her underwear and a TV, according to an incident report.

The woman who lives off Mercury Boulevard told police a man she called "Manny" came to her house around 5 a.m. Tuesday and asked if he could "hang out" until she went to work around 8 a.m.

She said he came inside and stayed until she went to work. When she was leaving, she said he asked to use her bathroom and then left with her.

"About 30 minutes later, she had a bad feeling," the incident report said. So she asked a trusted friend to check on her house.

The friend found the back door open and several things missing from the residence.

The victim said she thought "Manny" had unlocked the back door when he went to the bathroom.

A flatscreen TV, gaming console, and about $1,500 in Victoria's Secret bras, panties and lingerie was reported stolen.

Screaming at everything

A 53-year-old homeless man was arrested Jan. 17 after a Murfreesboro police officer observed him "screaming profanities" at vehicles on South Church Street, according to an arrest report.

Michael Wilburn placed under arrest for "screaming profanities at everyone in close proximity" and day-drinking in public, the report said.

When officers asked Wilburn why he was yelling at everything, he responded: "he was doing it because he was angry."

Officers reported they also asked him how much alcohol he had ingested that day. Wilburn reportedly said he started drinking at 9 a.m. (this was at 11:30 a.m.) and had drunk 2 pints of vodka.

He was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct.


On Jan. 17, a 21-year-old woman reported a man groped her by grabbing her buttocks, according to an incident report.

The victim said she was taking groceries to her car after shopping at a big box discount retailer on Memorial Boulevard. An unknown man approached her, grabbed her butt, said it "looked nice," and ran off, the report said.

She described the man as a black male in a red hoodie, standing 5'10" tall and of an unknown age.

The report was filed under "sexual assault" because it is not a compliment, it's assault.

Michelle Willard is a freelance journalist who fills her days with social media marketing, politics and true crime podcasts, and taking complaints. You can complain to her on Twitter @MichWillard or by email michelle(at)


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